UAE. To be competitive in the new world order, one has to "think like an immigrant, create like an artisan, work like a start-up and provide service like a waitress," and continuously create a unique value add.
INTERNATIONAL. The Israelis and Palestinians have been trapped for decades between delusions and denial and both have resorted to ideological and religious dogmas that dismiss with conviction any factual evidence to the contrary.
BAHRAIN. Al Salam Bank-Bahrain now owns 100% of BMI Bank after a "business combination" merger: S&P says that Al Salam Bank (unrated) has a visibly lower credit profile than BankMuscat, the previous key shareholder of BMI Bank.